Gear4 AirZone Series 1 AirPlay Speaker / Dock Review
27 June 2012
Conclusion: The Gear4 AirZone Series 1 is a moderately priced (for AirPlay, anyway) speaker/dock that will please non-audiophiles who want a decent sounding set-and-forget unit. Despite the quibbles I have with the remote and setup, it compares favorably with other speakers in this price range.
Pros: Good sound quality in this price range, Apple AirPlay, iPad docking, Once set up, very easy to use, Audio much better than bluetooth, Includes FM radio
Cons: Price penalty for AirPlay technology, Remote, Setup is hit and miss, but once set up, there are no problems
Gear4 AirZone Series 1 AirPlay Speaker Dock Review
20 April 2012
Excerpt: Back in January, Judie and I spent some time with the folks from Gear4. We got to know a bit more about the company and its vision, spent some time with their current products, and we even got to see one or two items that were not yet released.
Pros: Stands out from the crowd; AirPlay enabled; Old-school volume knob; Works with iPhone and iPad; Can be wireless, docked or use line-in
Cons: One line of text makes setup a challenge; Device could be angled back a bit more for viewing; AirPlay is still wonky; Remote stinks; Dock charging can be finicky; Sound is good but not great
Excerpt: Gear4 generally tends to concentrate on the more affordable end of the market, but it’s started to add a few slightly more upmarket speaker systems to its range recently – including the AirZone Series 1, which is its first speaker to use Apple’s AirPlay wireless technology.
Pros: Good sound quality; easy set-up; includes FM tuner
Cons: Lightweight plastic casing; bass could be a bit stronger
Excerpt: One of my favourite iOS features is Airplay. The ability to send Audio and/or video wirelessly to a device such as an Apple TV or something like a Gear4 Airzone Series 1 speaker dock is pretty useful and handily I have been using the latter for the last few days.
Conclusion: Prisen for en enhed af denne kaliber, med de features og muligheder der tilbydes, er yderst rimelig og man får en helstøbt enhed med glimrende lyd – perfekt til stuen, kontoret eller lignende, bestemt en af de bedre AirPlay højttalere jeg har testet!
Excerpt: Den mobile afspiller placeres enkelt og fikst i docken forrest. Øverst på enheden er der ganske få knapper, men de kan styre alle funktioner. Uanset om du styrer enheden herfra eller via fjernbetjeningen, kan du aflæse, hvad der sker i et minidisplay.